Sustainability News of the Week: Seafood sustainability, REI Used Gear & rising sea levels
Publix leading the way in seafood sustainability – Retail Leader
Publix is taking a “trust but verify” approach to ensure its customers that Publix, as a company, cares about people, the planet and wildlife. That’s why they have committed to doing reverse audits on seafood sustainability information as well as sourcing all their seafood sustainably and responsibly. What does this mean? All fresh, frozen, wild-caught or farm-raised fish are backed by “rigorous quality assurance standard created by third party organizations.” Read more.
REI Used Gear takeback program makes outdoor living accessible – Business Insider
Companies like Eileen Fisher and REI are leading the way when it comes to receiving, preparing, and re-selling its affordable used gear and clothing.’ Takeback’ programs like this help divert lightly loved products from landfills while making perfectly good clothing and gear accessible at a more affordable price for those who aren’t likely to buy the items new. REI believes that “a life outdoors is a life well-lived” and its REI Used Gear product category enables that for more people than ever. Learn about the ‘why’ and ‘how’ here.
Climate Central, a US-based non-profit news organization “finds that 190 million people will be living in areas that are projected to be below high-tide lines come 2100.” Current calculations reveal that 110 million already live in these areas. At the moment, barriers like walls, levees and various coastal defenses are keeping these populations safe but sea levels have been rising for quite some time and these barriers may not last long as rates continue to accelerate. Who will be most at risk? Find out here.
Americans Say ‘Enough’ to Plastic
American consumers care about the problem of plastic waste more than ever – even more than climate change, in fact, our research reveals. We polled 1,000 Americans on environmental issues, and “plastics in the ocean” ranked as their top concern. Now is the time for brands to create solutions and tell their stories. Find out more in our free report.